Lady Into Fox

the interrobang departure · Ages 10+ · United States of America

world premiere
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JOLA CORA certified reviewer June 27, 2015
tagged as: Masterpiece · Beautiful · Wonderful · perfect
A little masterpiece. I could not take my eyes off of it, every second grabbed my attention and I left the theater speechless and in tears of awe. This is why I love theater, because of jewels of shows like this. ... full review
MAT KAPLAN certified reviewer June 12, 2015
What a wonderful surprise. A sweet, deceptively simple fable told with humor and and great sympathy by a really outstanding ensemble. I was surprised by how quickly I was drawn into the story. The long ovation at the end was well-deserved, as was the applause for the show's buoyant dance! ... full review
TOBY MEULI certified reviewer June 11, 2015
Beautifully told unconventional love story anchored by three fantastic performances. A must see. ... full review
EMILY ARKUSS certified reviewer June 14, 2015
Truly a pleasure to watch. Lady Into Fox serves as a testament to the power of storytelling. The set and onstage seating evoke a sense of nostalgia, inviting you to sit around the actors and experience the story in a wonderfully intimate way. Beautifully acted and directed.... full review
CYNTHIA TURNER certified reviewer June 14, 2015
I loved the commitment and dedication and true servanthood that Richard showed his wife as her changes became more advanced and began to distance them from one another. He was the anchor that he hoped would bring her back as well as keep him anchored through the change. You could see, in specific scenes the powerful love and joy and lightness that they shared prior to Syliva changing into a fox and it broke your heart all the more knowing that they could never share that again. It brought me to tears several times. The acting was powerful and emotional and the simple set was utilized excellent. Do not miss this show. ... full review
ERIC CIRE certified reviewer June 13, 2015
Goddammit, there's magic here. Every relationship is a type of small magic. Unlike the magic "tricks" and psuedo-scientific forms of magic we see in grandiose displays, the magic of relationship demands the same change, the same transitions from one state to another, with the especially astonishing aspect of all parties involved not knowing how or why it occurred. Instead of the trick itself, the magician is the one that stays hidden, and the tricked are left scratching their heads and wondering how something that seemed, one moment, to be one thing suddenly became another with no rhyme or reason. This show seems to me to be more than a play about relationships. In a fuller sense, it is a reminder that every show, or ideally every show, IS... full review
DEVIN O'NEILL certified reviewer June 16, 2015
This play is not what it seems at all. On the face of things it looks very simple. It’s a sort of fairytale, about a disintegrating relationship, broken up by cute little postmodern flourishes that break the fourth wall and frame the story. Personal anecdotes from the lives of the actors give the action a stabbing, intimate touch. These details are all relatively easy to see and understand. But the central conflict of the play is a lot more fucked up than that, even a lot more fucked up that a broken relationship or an alienating transformation (internal or external). I first got an inkling of this while talking to a fellow audience member after the show. He said very casually that he loved the show, but it made him feel a bit miso... full review
MATT SOSON certified reviewer June 28, 2015
It's a good show. I enjoyed it. The acting was good. Claire was good. Nathan was good. Spencer was good. I wanted more pouring-liquid sounds. It's a good show.... full review
MORNA MURPHY MARTELL certified reviewer June 28, 2015
Here is the Greatest Test of Love told in an allegory about loss where in England a deeply beloved wife, fearful of the baying hounds of a Fox Hunt, is suddenly transformed into a fox. Her husband, knowing he must protect her from danger, takes desperate action. And so a series of tragic events follow. Worst of all, for him, is the losing of her as she gradually forgets her human form and becomes totally a fox. Told in a multi-structured form, the three actors talk to us to explain what’s going on, then artfully transform into the characters – with one of them impersonating myriad forms. Claire Kaplan is liquid in her movements as woman and fox, Nathan Turner is firm but bewildered as her protective husband, while Spencer Devlin Howard is bo... full review